Mission

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington, DC (RMHCDC) eases the hardship of children’s illness on families through programs that directly improve the health and wellbeing of children.

We do this through three core programs that focus on the critical needs of children, celebrating the diversity of the donors who make them possible, staying true to our heritage of responsible stewardship, and operating with accountability and transparency.

Three Core Programs:

  1. Ronald McDonald House®: serving families who must travel far from home, the House is much more than a room to stay in, it provides comfort, support and resources for families with sick children just steps from the hospital.  The Ronald McDonald House of Washington, DC is located at 3727 14th Street NE, Washington, DC 20017.  The Ronald McDonald House of Northern Virginia is located at 3312 Gallows Road, Falls Church, VA 22042.
  2. Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®: the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile brings medical, dental and health care resources directly to children near their home and school.  In partnership with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, we operate two Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles. The KIDS Mobile Medical Clinic/Ronald McDonald Care Mobile visits underserved children in Washington, DC wards 4 through 8. The second and newest Ronald McDonald Care Mobile is home to the FITNESS (Fun In Teaching Nutrition and Exercise to Successful Students) Program. The Program partners with schools to deliver a curriculum focusing on healthy eating and the importance of physical activity to students in grades K-8. The Program is piloting in Washington, DC with plans to expand to parts of Maryland and Virginia.
  3. Ronald McDonald Family Room®: moments away from a child’s bedside, the Family Room provides moms and dads a place to recharge. Families grab a bite to eat, shower and get rest so they can be strong for their children. The Washington, DC Ronald McDonald Family Room is located on the Hematology/Oncology floor of Children's National Medical Center.  The Northern, VA Ronald McDonald Family Rooms are located in Inova Children's Hospital on the Pediatric Intensive/Cardiac Care and Hematology/Oncology units.

Click here for highlights of a new study in the Journal of Health Organization and Management that finds "Ronald McDonald Houses (RMHs) play a significant and important role in family-centered care for children with serious medical needs."

Vision

RMHCDC is the catalyst to create a world where children have access to quality health care and their families are able to better comfort and support them while actively participating in their care.

We continually work to improve and expand our core programs, while also developing new services to address the unique needs of the communities we serve. We don’t do it alone. We rely on you – our donorsvolunteersstaff and friends.